The Seafarer


The Seafarer is set Christmas Eve in a suburb north of Dublin. James "Sharkey" Harkin returns to his blind, aging brother, Richard. As Sharkey trys to stay off the bottle, he contends with the hard-drinking, irascible Richard and his own conscience. The mysterious Mr. Lockhart pays Sharky a visit and reminds him of their meeting 25 years ago in jail during which Sharky wagered his soul in a poker game against Lockhart to gain his freedom. Sharky won, but with the proviso Lockhart would at some future date, play him once again. The play culminates with a poker game. On the surface, a simple game of cards, it is in fact a game for Sharky’s soul. Scena brings two acclaimed Irish actors-Brian Mallon and David Mitchell-to perform this work by contemporary playwright, Conor McPherson.

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Show Type
Running Time
150 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges

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Box Office Phone: 703-683-2824

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 04/07/2012 - 05/20/2012
Sunday 03:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 08:00pm--
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 04/20/2012 - 10:00pm
Performer Role
David B Jackson Lockhart
Eric Lucas Sharky
Brian Mallon Ivan
Joe Palka Richard
David Mitchell Nicky
Production Personnel
Conor McPherson
Robert McNamara
Costume Designer
Megan Holeva
Set Designer
Michael Stepowany
Sound Designer
Erik Trester
Lighting Designer
Marianne Meadows